Shallow-water gas network navigates multiple problems

Design and installation of the offshore portion of Bahrain Petroleum Co.’s Khuff gas transmission and distribution networks (three 18-in. OD high-pressure natural gas lines) required careful planning and implementation to avoid damaging fisheries and migratory bird stops located in the shallow-water environment and impeding shipping through the commercial channel.The offshore segment links the wharf valve station at Sitra to the Hidd metering station, roughly 6 km away on the east side of Bahrain’s Muharraq island.This article details problems related to the protection of the environment during construction and subsequent commissioning of the pipelines. The article will also p...

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